By Ian Sager, TODAY.com
Missy Franklin may have just struck gold, but the 17-year-old swimmer is still weeks away from celebrating with a decadent hometown delight.
D.A. and Dick Franklin confirmed to TODAY.com that in addition to tattooing the Olympic rings on her hip, per Team USA tradition, Missy will rejoice come August with one of her favorite desserts: her mom’s Magic Squares.
“It’s more of a treat; it’s something she won’t eat when she’s swimming (competitively),” D.A. explained to TODAY.com.
While the recipe may not be training-friendly,the squares sound worth waiting for.
D.A. offered TODAY.com a peek at a portion of her recipe: “I layer graham crackers, chocolate, butterscotch, condensed milk and coconut in a pan, then bake and cut.”
Missy, who last week told TODAY.com that she's trying her hand at cooking, explained that this recipe means something special to her — and it’s clear the same applies for her parents.
“We really enjoy this one,” D.A. said.
The Franklins, who introduced themselves as “parents, not coaches,” say they’re imploring their daughter to take in her first Olympic experience.
Their advice: “Enjoy yourself, do your best, we’ll always love you.”
Ian Sager is a member of the TODAY.com team covering the Olympics in London. His mouth may have been watering when discussing Magic Squares.
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